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Georgia’s HOPE SCHOLARSHIP and HOPE GRANT Complete with 2011 changes. Planning ahead to help pay for College! By Lue Healy, Effingham County High School. Georgia HOPE Program is Funded by the Georgia Lottery! HOW CAN HOPE FUNDS HELP ME?. I NEED MONEY FOR COLLEGE!. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Georgias HOPE SCHOLARSHIP and HOPE GRANTComplete with 2011 changes

    Planning ahead to help pay for College!

    By Lue Healy, Effingham County High School

  • Georgia HOPE Program is Funded by the Georgia Lottery!



  • There are two different HOPE ProgramsThe HOPE ScholarshipThe HOPE Grant

  • What Costs Will I have in College? How can HOPE Help? HOPE CAN HELP WITH THESE COSTS: Tuition the cost of attending class!Tuition for remedial classes in technical schools HOPE CANNOT HELP WITH THESE COSTS:Tuition for remedial classes at 2 and 4 year collegesRoom and boardBooks FeesSpending money Transportation Tutoring help

  • Has the HOPE Scholarship changed this year?The HOPE Scholarship and Grant programs have changed as of March 2011While, HOPE used to pay full tuition for all HOPE eligible students, now few students will get all their tuition paid!However, HOPE eligible students will still get a sizeable portion of their tuition paid! The bottom line is: College in Georgia will cost more!

  • THE HOPE SCHOLARSHIPCan be used at Technical Colleges, 2 year colleges or 4 year colleges!Must be used in the state of Georgia! HOPE cannot be taken out of state! Must be earned .HOPE Scholarship amounts will be based on a percentage of lottery revenues that will change each year.

  • How do I earn the HOPE Scholarship?

    Georgia High School students: must graduate from high school with a 3.0 GPA in your academic subjects ALL Math, Science, Social studies, English and Foreign Language classes count in this calculation.

  • Some CTAE classes that include a lot of science material DO count in the HOPE calculation.Not all CTAE classes are included in the HOPE calculation; in fact, MOST do not count! Check this list carefully and speak with your counselor if in doubt! For the FIRST TIME For Class of 2012!

  • These Science Related Classes Count in HOPE Calculation for Class of 2012 and Later! Animal Science Technology/BiotechnologyBasic Ag Science and TechnologyGeneral Horticulture and Plant ScienceForest Science Wildlife ManagementFood ScienceFood and Nutrition thru Lifespan

  • More Science Related Classes that COUNT in HOPE Calculation!

    Energy and Power TechnologyAppropriate and Alternative Energy TechnologiesIntro to Healthcare ScienceApplication of Therapeutic Services

  • Go Figure! Who Calculates my HOPE GPA?While your counselor can look at your numbers with you, only the GEORGIA STUDENT FINANCE COMMISSION can calculate HOPE. You are able to check this preliminary calculation on your GaCollege411 account. This is a preliminary HOPE Calculation. Your FINAL HOPE GPA is not determined until after you graduate so all your academic grades count! Go to

  • Example of HOPE Scholarship CalculationRemember you get these points for academic subjects (Courses that begin with 23, 26, 27, 40, 45 and 60 on your transcript)

    90-100 = A= 4 points 80-89 = B= 3 Points 70-79 = C= 2 points Below 70 F= 0 points

  • ExampleGovernment 99 = A = 4 Algebra II 89 = B = 3 Chemistry 79 = C = 2Spanish II 89 = B = 3English 79= C= 2 14 / 5 = 2.8 HOPE Even though this student has an 87 academic GPA, he will not be HOPE Eligible!

  • What if I took an Honors Class?If you took an honors class, we added 5 points to your GPA.You will not lose this five points when we calculate class rank, honor graduate, etc.You will lose these five points when HOPE is calculated by the state. For example, Honors Bio Grade on transcript = 92 (A) Hope calculation is 92-5 = 87 = B (You will have a 3.0 for this class for HOPE calculation)

  • What if I took an AP Class? If you took an AP class, we added 5 points! For Hope Calculation, you will lose those five points. Example: AP Bio Grade on transcript = 92 (A)Hope will subtract 5 points 92- 5 = 87 (B) or 3.0 For AP Classes: You will get a .5 added back by GSFC 3.0 + .5 = 3.5 used in calculation for this AP class

  • What about Georgia Public Colleges? How much tuition will the HOPE Scholarship cover?The HOPE Scholarship covers about 90% of the current cost of tuition at Georgias PUBLIC Colleges.

    After this 2011-12 fiscal year, the HOPE Scholarship and Grant amounts will be adjusted each year dependent on lottery revenues.

  • HOPE SCHOLARSHIP RIGOR REQUIREMENTS! New academic requirements are included in HOPE Legislation. Students graduating on or after May 1, 2015 must meet these academic requirements to qualify for HOPE!

  • 2015 (and later) graduates must Receive Credit in the Following Types of CoursesAdvanced Placement courses in core subjectsCourses taken at a University System of Georgia CollegeAdvanced science chemistry, physics, etc.Advanced Math such as Advanced Algebra and Trig, Calculus, Math IV or a higher mathAdvanced foreign language courses


    Graduating on or after:Number of Rigorous courses requiredMay 1, 20152May 1, 20163May 1, 20174

  • HOPE RIGOR REQUIREMENTS Educators at the state level are still working out the details about the Class of 2015 HOPE RIGOR REQUIREMENTS stay tuned.

  • I want to attend a Private College in Georgia and I am eligible for the HOPE Scholarship will it cover my tuition? NOAt eligible private schools (check this out for your particular school) you will receive approximately $3600 through the HOPE Scholarship and Tuition Equalization portions of the HOPE Program. For example, Tuition at many GA private schools is now $35,000 per year. You would still owe about $32,400 per year after HOPE pays.

  • When I average my academic classes, I am VERY close (2.9 or above) to having the HOPE Scholarship! Is there anything I can do now to help it?

    Maybe. Work very hard on your academic classes this semester and make As to boost your academic GPA! HOPE DOES NOT ROUND UP! A 2.999999 is not good for HOPE!

  • The NEW Zell Miller ScholarshipWill pay the full cost of tuition for:

    Valedictorian and the Salutatorian of each Georgia high school .

    It will also pay for students who graduate with both a 3.7 HOPE GPA and have a 1200 verbal and math combined score on the SAT (at one administration) or a 26 composite on the ACT (these must be earned BEFORE graduation). The Zell Miller Scholarship will be renewable for the recipients who maintain a 3.3 GPA in college.

  • Help! I can already tell that I am NOT going to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship!

    Is there any HOPE for me getting money for college without the HOPE Scholarship?

  • ABSOLUTELY! There is HOPE without the HOPE Scholarship!

  • While many students dont finish high school eligible for the HOPE Scholarship,

    Most of you are eligible for the HOPE GRANT!

  • The HOPE GRANTDoes not require a specific GPA when you graduate from high school it does require a high school diploma or GEDYou can receive the HOPE Grant to attend Georgia public TECHNICAL COLLEGES!You cannot receive the HOPE Grant to attend 2 year and 4 year colleges HOPE Grant will cover 90% of this current years tuition at technical schools. In future years, the amount paid be a specific percentage dependent on lottery revenues.HOPE GRANT CAN BE USED BY ANY GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL Graduate.

  • How can I become eligible for the HOPE Grant for technical school?Graduate from high school in Georgia.No specific GPA is required to begin technical school with the HOPE Grant.You must keep a 3.0 in technical school to keep the HOPE Grant after the first year.Apply for the HOPE Grant on

  • How do I apply for the HOPE Scholarship or HOPE Grant?Go to GaCollege411.orgCreate a student account on GaCollege411If you are a male and 18 years old, you must apply for the Selective Service and print out your selective service number before applying for HOPE.Click on Apply for the HOPE Scholarship! (or Grant, depending on where you are going!)Fill out the applicationWait until you decide on a school or college BEFORE you apply! Otherwise, the right school may not receive your information.


    HOPE FUNDS ONLY 127 semester hours of credit.

    HOPE eligiblity expires 7 years after graduating from high school.

    If you lose HOPEduring college, you can only regain it ONE time

  • Review of Major Changes to the HOPE Program HOPE will no longer pay full tuition for most students (unless you are eligible for the Zell Miller Scholarship.)

  • HOPE Changes:

    Future HOPE awards will be tied to the Georgia Lottery revenues. HOPE no longer covers any books or fees!

  • HOPE will no longer pay for remedial courses at the 2 year or 4 year colleges. If you have less than a 430 in Verbal and a 400 in math on the SAT, or below English 17 and Math 17 on the ACT, or below minimum admissions scores on the COMPASS test, you will have to pay for the remedial classes you will be required to take.


  • Hope Changes

    HOPE will continue to cover the cost of remedial classes at the technical colleges.

  • Quiz: Question 1

    I am a student with a 3.1 academic GPA. Can I attend a 4- year college like GA Southern, or a 2-year college like East Georgia or Middle Georgia using the HOPE Scholarship?

  • Quiz Answer 1! YES! You must ha

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